1. Nas Drafts Kanye, will.i.am, Marley For New 'Hip-Hop'

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York rapper Nas is close to putting the finishing touches on his Def Jam debut, "Hip-Hop Is Dead ... The N," due Dec. 19. The album features collaborations with Kanye West, Dr. Dre, the Game, Dami New York rapper Nas is close to putting the finishing touches on his Def Jam debut…

  2. Jay-Z Sets Date For 'Kingdom' As Single Blows Up

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's comeback album, "Kingdom Come," has been confirmed for a Nov. 21 release date via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The video for the single "Show Me What You Got" debuts Oct. 16; the track's official radi Jay-Z's comeback album , "Kingdom Come," has…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Performer and entrepreneur Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of the Osmond family, and wife Michelle Larson welcome their second child. 6-pound, 15-ounce Zachary James is the 50th grandc 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  4. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  5. The Snake Can See You

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on this motherf*ckin' plane!" was one of the more memorable movie quote of the summer, even if the film from which it sprung, "Snakes on a Plane," bombed "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on…

  6. Gwen Gearing Up For New Album, Live DVD

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After laying low this year following the birth of her first child, Gwen Stefani is roaring back into action with a variety of projects. According to her Web site, Stefani is "hard at work" on new mate After laying low this year following the birth of her first child, Gwen Stefani is…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the O 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his…

  8. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August…

  9. Prince Gets 'Happy Feet' For New Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat," due Oct. 31 via Atlantic. A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat,…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Teenage U.K. R&B vocalist Craig David wins a record three MasterCard Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at London's Alexandra Palace. He is named best U.K. newcomer and wins awards 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat…

  12. Billboard Bits: The Killers, Nick Cannon, Jeremy Enigk/Cursive

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will perform tomorrow (Oct. 3), Wednesday and Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the first band to do so on the show. The Killers will also appear in a comedy bit with Kimmel. The Killers will perform tomorrow (Oct. 3), Wednesday and Thursday on ABC's "…

  13. 40OnTV

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Judith Owen (also scheduled: Mary McDonnell). "Live with Regis and Kelly," ABC Featured artist(s): Monica (also scheduled: Emily Proctor, Prince Lorenzo). "House of Carters,…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer.…

  15. Eve Drafts Top Producers For 'Here I Am'

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eve is sifting through tracks for her upcoming fourth album, "Here I Am," a joint effort between Dr. Dre's Aftermath/Interscope imprint and Swizz Beatz' Full Surface. Eve will put the final touches on Eve is sifting through tracks for her upcoming fourth album, "Here…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  17. Timberlake Still Unstoppable On Billboard Charts

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" secures a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, just as its parent album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second frame. "SexyBack" Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" secures a…

  18. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

  19. The Game Ready To 'Ride' On Sophomore Album

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT California rapper the Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut, "The Documentary" with "Doctor's Advocate," due Nov. 14 via Geffen. Album track "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is No. 16 th California rapper the Game will follow up his hit…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed's hit song "With Arms Wide Open." A donation o 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his…

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